Sunday, August 27, 2006
dope and come closer by sara gran
i first read about sara's books at
where he had this to say: "DOPE may very well be the best book this year."
i have to agree. i just finished dope and it was wonderful. i read come closer about a month ago -- loved it too.
i would put both of these books in my top ten for the year -- and i read a lot of books this year.
and the covers -- wow. they are both amazing.
dope is a modern homage to vintage noir;come closer is more of a supernatural horror that at times put me in mind of Rosemary's Baby and The Yellow Wall-Paper. I'm not talking about plots or writing style, but mood and the way Gran captures the main character. the way we really live in her skin and see the character unraveling from the inside out. Another similar theme is the alienation between the main character and the very person who should be her most trusted support -- her husband.